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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Live at The Allen Room on 2008-02-21


Publication date 2008-02-21 (check for other copies)
Collection GracePotterandtheNocturnals
Band/Artist Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Ain't No Time
Treat Me Right
Mastermind
Stop The Bus
Here's To The Meantime
Can't See Through
Ragged Company
Ah Mary
Sugar
Lose Some Time
Apologies
Over Again
Nothing But The Water I & II
Big White Gate

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ABOUT THE GRACE POTTER LIVE REMASTER SERIES

This is a series of remastered live recordings by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. The remasters are sourced from existing tapes, mostly from the Live Music Archive at www.archive.org. Since I'm not the original taper of these shows, all credits should go to the original tapers for making the recordings available in the first place. These remasters are an attempt to get the best out of the original recordings. The remasters will cover the entire career of what I think is one of today's finest live acts. As long as there's enough interest there will be a new release every few months. Suggestions for shows to be released in the series are always welcome, but keep in mind I can't release everything.

NOTES

Date: February 21 2008
Venue: The Allen Room, New York City
Source: Audience
Sound Quality (1-10): 10

The source for this remaster is Keith From NY's recording of the show as it appears on archive.org. The most obvious problems with the original recording were some clipping during the loud parts and a balance error (the right channel was obviously too loud). Some clipping restoration was used in Adobe Audition to make the louder bits somewhat less distorted. The clipping on the raw source was nothing terrible, but this restoration has made it all sound a bit more smooth. Adobe Audition was also used to correct the balance error. The EQ of the original source was already quite good, but HarBal 2.3's re-EQing still got a bit more out of the recording. The result is what I think a close to perfect version of one of the best audience recordings I ever heard. Listen to the sample below and decide for yourself. Artwork is included in the torrent. Enjoy!

Note that I'm aware that Keith From NY also remastered this show himself. I didn't use that remaster as a source for the following reasons:
- I preferred working with a raw source instead of with something that somebody else already has tried to fix, thereby remaining closer to the original source.
- Keith From NY's remaster didn't fix the balance and clipping problems in the original recording
- After applying the same remastering tools to Keith From NY's own remaster, the results didn't sound a lot different and certainly not any better. Therefore I decided to use the raw source instead, staying closer to the original recording.

NOTES FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPER

Taped by Keith From NY

AT943c (DFC 20' from stage) > Marantz PMD620 (mic in) @24/44.1 > PNY 4Gb SDHC card
Card reader > CEP 2.0/Ozone 3 > CD Wave > FLAC Level 8
Editing: gain adjustments, compression < 150 Hz, fades, MBIT+ dither w/noise shaping

THE BAND

Grace Potter: Vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes Piano, Guitars, Steinway Piano, Percussion
Scott Tournet: Guitars, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Bryan Dondero: Bass, Percussion
Matthew Burr: Drums, Percussion

TRACKLISTING

Disc 1 (76:45)
1.Ain't No Time (4:32)
2.Treat Me Right (5:46)
3.Mastermind (5:55)
4.Stop The Bus (6:11)
5.Here's To The Meantime (5:33)
6.Can't See Through (4:46)
7.Ragged Company (6:28)
8.Ah Mary (4:22)
9.Sugar (8:11)
10.Lose Some Time (7:43)
11.Apologies (6:32)
12.Over Again (10:43)

Disc 2 (23:41)
1.Nothing But The Water I & II (15:48)
2.Big White Gate (7:50)

NEVER BUY OR SELL, TRADE FREELY
SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR OFFICIAL RELEASES AND BY VISITING THEIR SHOWS

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Reviewer: gsmaz1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2013
Subject: Awesome !
I have not listened to the original but this is a superb recording and remix. Thanks to everyone.
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